APL Logistics Americas, Ltd Senior Project / Portfolio Manager in Scottsdale, Arizona

Opportunity Details:

Company Summary:

APL Logistics provides global, integrated supply chain services in more than 60 countries, including both origin and destination services such as freight consolidation, warehousing, and distribution management. The organization offers consulting solutions and uses IT for maximum supply chain visibility and control. APL Logistics is a member of the Kintetsu World Express (KWE) Group, a global logistics services provider. For more information please see the attached fact sheet.

In February 2015, Neptune Orient Line (“NOL”) announced the sale of APL Logistics to Japanese freight forwarding company Kintetsu World Express (KWE). This was a positive move for APL as it will be able to focus on building a solution and service driven business through its people rather than focusing solely on marine/liner services which is low margin and heavy on capital investment


What separates a Senior Project / Portfolio Manager from a Senior Project Manager is the ability to develop and mentor project managers in the discipline and to also have the personal capabilities of executing complex supply chain projects. This position will be responsible for not only their assigned projects but the projects assigned to any team member under their leadership.

The position will report into the Regional project management office (PMO) leader. A key to success is in the development of a portfolio tool that clearly demonstrates the active customer projects being executed with an updated status and phase, the commercial pursuits being worked with value and complexity, and the resources under the portfolio and level of effort being applied. The successful candidate if not currently a certified project manager will be required to become credentialed (PMP®) within twenty-four months of accepting the position, and will drive methodologies and tools that are standard within project management.


This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Regional Portfolio Management: Working the regional portfolio, making changes through direct communications with Project Managers, Business Development/Account Management resources and other project team members. Alignment of resources to insure the right level of focus is applied to all projects within the region.

  • Business Development Support: Creating Project Briefs for cost estimations feeding into a pricing model, development of RFP response materials, and making customer presentations on implementation methodologies.

  • Resource Development: Driving the development of skills of project management & implementation resources within the regions

  • Project Management: Managing complex engagement for new and existing customers. Applying all PM tools & methodologies covering Cost, Schedule, Scope, Resource and Communications management.

Key Results:

  • Regional Portfolio Management

  • Resource Development

  • Cost Management

  • Scope Management

  • Time Management

  • Communications Management

  • Resource Management


  • College degree or equivalent education

  • PMP® & SCPM® Certified (in Process)

  • Minimum 10 Years PM Experience

  • Minimum 10 Years Supply Chain Experience

  • Execute Complex Supply Chain Projects

  • Execute Strategic Initiatives

  • Supply Chain Skills

  • Land Transportation

  • Managed Transportation Solutions

  • Collaborative Shipping Solutions

  • OTM Implementations

  • International Logistics

  • Origin Consolidation

  • International-Domestic Freight Services (Ocean & Air)

  • Deconsolidation / Transload

  • Port Drayage

  • Custom Brokerage

  • Visibility Applications

  • Freight Mgt Applications (ACS123, Booking Manager, SeeChange, etc.)

  • Contract Warehousing

  • Greenfield Solutions

  • Pallet, Case & Each Pick Warehousing

  • Minimal to Medium levels of Automation/Conveyance

  • Integration to Customer ERP

  • Low Level to Top Tier WMS Solution Implementations

  • KPI Management Tools

  • Labor Management Applications

  • Labor Only Migrations

  • Project Management Skills

  • Project Initiation

  • Kick-off Sessions and Charter Documents

  • Requirements Gathering (Discovery)

  • BRD (Business & Technical Requirements Gathering)

  • Scope Management

  • Defining, Controlling and Change Management

  • Schedule Management

  • MS Project: Defining Activities to Deliver Scope, Key Milestones, Critical Path, Dependencies and Durations

  • Managing to Plan and Adjusting over the life of the project

  • Cost Management

  • Cost Estimating and Cost Management with Earned Value

  • Risk Management

  • Defining, Analyzing and Planning for Risk Events

  • Resource Management

  • Defining and Controlling Project Resources in a Matrix Environment

  • Communications Management

  • Project Team, Senior Management and Internal/External

  • Contract Management

  • Inputs into Contract, Management of Scope or Penalties Regarding Implementations


APL Logistics is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Alternative application methods are available for individuals who are unable to use or access our online application system. For assistance, please contact us at APLL_ApplicantAssistance@apllogistics.com .

Location US - AZ - Scottsdale

Posted Date 12/1/2016

Function Project Management

Relocation Limited Available